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Week 3 18.01.21-22.01.21

The Penguin who Wanted to Fly By Catherine Vāse

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Whilst listening to the story of ''The penguin who Wanted to Fly'' or afterwards, can you ask your child some questions about the story. This allows you to check their understanding of the story.


Here are a few questions you could ask your child:

  • What was the name of the penguin? 
  • What did the penguin wish he could do?
  • Flip Flop wanted to fly. Can you name one of his ideas?
  • Where did he keep his special helicopter hat?
  • What colour was his special helicopter hat? 
  • What did he use to build his aeroplane?
  • Which animal gave penguin a hug when he got upset? 
  • Can you go outside and feel the snow (if its still snowing) what does it feel like? 
  • What was penguin good at, at the end of the story? 
  • How do you think he was feeling when he was swimming under the sea? 


Why not ask them to tell you what happened at the beginning of the story, middle and ending. Ask them to recall the story after listening to it a few times. Can they tell you, what they would love to be able to do, that they can't do.


Talk about the features of a fiction book - That it is a made up story, its got a front and back cover, a blurb and a title. Explain that when we read, we read from left to right and top to bottom.